Tag Archives: Cape Tribulation

Opportunity report, Sol 4687, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

April 4, 2017: Opportunity dodges dust storms, makes tracks to Perseverance Valley: After wrapping the final science investigations on the slopes of Cape Tribulation, Opportunity climbed up and over the rim of Endeavour Crater in March and embarked on the … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Descending carefully

Sol 4688, April 2, 2017. Opportunity’s Navcams take in a field of view three times wider and taller than its Pancams do. While the Pancams are good for scouting, and the Hazcams cover a few feet immediately in front of … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Coming down from Tribulation

Sol 4686, March 31, 2017. Four Pancam “scouting” frames show the vista ahead, after Opportunity rolled 36 meters (120 feet) further to the south, away from the heights of Cape Tribulation. The dark patch at right center is a (geologically) … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam scouting to south & west

Sol 4684, March 28, 2017. To evaluate the best route forward, mission controllers directed the Pancam to take filtered images in two directions. Above, is southward, below is to the west. For larger views, click either image; false-color versions by … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Geologically fresh crater

Sol 4680, March 24, 2017. A relatively fresh crater from a small meteorite impact lies out on the sands of Meridiani, just west of the Endeavour Crater rim. (False color PancamĀ  reconstruction by Holger Isenberg.) For a larger version, click … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Coming down Cape Tribulation

Sol 4678, March 22, 2017. Opportunity’s path is taking it down from the summit of one Endeavour Crater rim segment (Cape Tribulation) as it heads for Perseverance Valley, which is a feature in the next segment, Cape Byron. The Navcam … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Pancam snaps the sourroundings

Sols 4672 & 4674, March 16 & 18, 2017. Opportunity has halted on a low ridge to shoot Pancam color frames on the outcrops nearby. Above, a Navcam composite from Sol 4672 looks south, with yellow outlining the general area … Continue reading

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Opportunity field report, March 13, 2017

Sol 4669, March 13, 2017; Rover Field Report by Larry Crumpler, MER Science Team & New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Opportunity has begun the drive down the long descending southward slope of the rim crest here. The … Continue reading

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Opportunity: View to the south in false color

Sol 4668, March 12, 2017. Still on the downslope from the summit of the Cape Tribulation rim segment, the rover’s Pancam shot the view to the south in multi-band color. At right is a look at the nearby surface showing … Continue reading

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Opportunity: Descending Cape Tribulation

Sol 4665, March 9, 2017. Having driven more than 20 meters (66 feet) south in the last day, Opportunity used its Pancam as a forward scouting imager. The three frames used for this composite were taken using Pancam’s red-sensitive filter, … Continue reading

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